Thursday, April 15, 2021

Food & Wine

Teen Entrepreneur Starts CO2 Soda Business

An unintended side effect of the current stay-at-home orders and social-distancing regulations is the abundance of free time many people seem to have. Now more than ever, people are taking up new hobbies and activities, such as learning an instrument, trying out new recipes or exercising. For Yosef Goldstein, a 17-year-old Frisch


Life in a Bubble Is Warm and Relaxed at Lazy Bean Cafe

Lazy Bean Cafe is not going to let cold weather spoil your fun. The tables that have sprung up in front of the café are now protected by plastic bubbles; each can hold up to six people. With openings on two sides for proper airflow and disinfectant spray used throughout the day and on request, safety is


STAR-K Kosher Certification Looks Ahead to Continued Growth in the UAE

(Courtesy of Star-K) The historic “Abraham Accord” peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has not only fully normalized the diplomatic relations between the two countries, it has paved the way for cooperation in tourism, education, healthcare, security and trade. Even prior to the accord


From My Kosher Jerusalem Kitchen: Apple Butters

It’s not fall in Israel, but when the apples come into season, I immediately think of making apple butter. Apple butter originated with the monasteries which grew fruit, during the Middle Ages, in Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. It also was popular in 19 thcentury colonial America.

The first recipe is one I repeat every year because it is the


OU Kosher Focuses on Education

(Courtesy of OU) Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher, the world’s largest kosher certification agency, has formed a new department focused on education and support of the community on kashrus-related topics. More than 1,100 people from 23 countries on six continents recently participated in the department’s first virtual event. Sessions


Great Pairing Wines to Enjoy in Your Sukkah

Sukkot, for me, has always been a time for true relaxing and real joy. While this year will be quieter and definitely lonelier, I hope everyone will have the opportunity to sit and make meaningful brachot in their sukkah, eat something comforting and contemplate this


Single Malt Whisky From the Spring Waters of the Golan Heights

Established in 2014, Golani Distillery, also known as the Golan Heights Distillery, creates their flagship single malt whiskies by combining high-quality local spring and well water with locally grown barley and wheat, with finishing in cabernet oak barrels from Yarden’s well-regarded cabernet sauvignon


Main Event/Mauzone Has Sukkot Meal Packages for Two or More

With so many meals to serve over Sukkot, wouldn’t you love a break for Chol Hamoed or the last days? Main Event is stepping up to the plate, by filling it with prix fixe meal packages for two to six people or more.

Main Event/Mauzone is known for its excellent cuisine and elegant


Three Exciting Wines for Sukkot

Breaking our shackles from the mundane.

In one of the last training sessions I gave to sales managers in Detroit, introducing them to kosher wine, I explained about the amazing resurgence of the kosher wine industry. We passionately showed off new and exciting wines


Carmel Winery Celebrates the Happy Moments

It is no secret that the land of Eretz Yisrael has been a wine producing region for centuries. Almost as synonymous as wine is to Eretz Yisrael, is Carmel Winery to the heart and soul of not only Israel but also of the Jewish people.

Founded in 1882,


STAR-K and the Shehebar Sephardic Center Support Jewish Communities

(Courtesy of the Star-K) Unbeknownst to many, the STAR-K organization—a massive and well-known kashrut agency in a competitive market—has undertaken a unique approach to their strategy. Aside from their expertise in kosher certification in every area of food production, STAR-K has also undertaken to support the


Kosher Single Malts: Ending the Debate

A conversation with Rabbi Akiva Padwa and introducing DS Tayman.

Distinguishing kosher wines from non-kosher wines is easy. It’s all there on the label where you will find the recognizable kosher certification logo. This is not the case when it comes to single malts. For